Wednesday, April 27, 2011

For the Sake of the Song Presents Neil Young's Harvest, May 18th, at Middle East Upstairs Local Artists Perform Classic Album to Benefit the Music Dr

Local concert series For the Sake of the Song has assembled an all-star cast of local folk and roots musicians to perform Neil Young's Harvest in its entirety at the Middle East Upstairs on Wednesday, May 18th. In addition to providing new takes on classics like "Heart of Gold" and "Old Man," proceeds will benefit New England non-profit Music Drives Us. Doors open at 8:00pm (show at 8:30pm) and tickets are $10 at the door.

This concept concert, featuring local performers Sarah Blacker, Danielle Miraglia, Autumn Hollow Band, James Houlahan, Patrick Coman and Garlic & Moonshine, is the second of For the Sake of the Song’s semi-annual charity showcase.

Following the success of For the Sake of the Song’s inaugural Blood on the Tracks performance—which raised money for the New England chapter of the National MS Society–founder Patrick Coman realized the opportunity to give back to the local community while raising the profile of Boston’s burgeoning Americana scene. “Musicians don’t always have much to give in terms of money, but artists here are really eager to use their abilities to support a good cause. I knew that we’d have to make these events a regular thing because not only are they a blast, but there are just so many great local organizations that we’d love to support,” says Coman.

The beneficiary of choice, Music Drives Us, supplies grants for music programming to affect positive change for people in need. The foundation seeks out organizations and individuals that use music as a tool for all segments of society and for all age groups.

For more information or press inquiries contact Patrick Coman at or visit

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